MSC 3003 - Music in the Classic Period

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-4:10 in Room 4-190

Welcome to Music in the Classic Period

This will be our class website, where all of the class documents, exercises, and links to music appear.

Right now I am still setting things up! Check back soon for more stuff.


Please read Reinhard Pauly, Music in the Classic Period pp. 11-18

Also, check out this page about Rococo design

Intro to the Classical Style

In the beginning we'll contrast these two pieces.

Corelli, Trio Sonata in D minor, Op. 5 No. 3: II. Allegro

Mozart, Violin Sonata in G major, K. 301: I. Allegro con spirito

Then we'll talk about these early transitional works from the "Rococo" era.

The galant style in France

Rameau, Les Indes galantes

Couperin, "Les Moissonneurs" from the 6th Ordre

Track Links: YouTube Spotify Apple Music

Opera buffa in Italy

Pergolesi, La Serva Padrona